Erie Canal Tour Boat

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The Colonial Belle has been providing Erie Canal tour boat cruises from mid-May through October since 1989. Come aboard in Fairport, NY, just 20 minutes from Rochester, NY.

What's New?

Colonial Belle is temporarily operating from a dock located at:
The Port of Palmyra Marina
100 Division Street
Palmyra, NY 14522
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We'll be operating from Palmyra until the break near the canal between locks 29 & 30 can have an earthen cofferdam completed to allow the water level to be increased in that area to allow enough water for the Colonial Belle to transit back to our "home dock" in the Village of Fairport. The current estimate is approximately 2 weeks for that project. 

This is a limited time opportunity to take a tour on the Colonial Belle between Palmyra & Newark before she returns to her "home" dock in Fairport. 

Call (585) 223-9470 for reservations
Tickets are selling FAST!! 

The Colonial Belle's narrated tour will familiarize you with the rich history and many traditional landmarks along the scenic Erie Canal traveling west between Fairport and Pittsford. Our three-hour cruise includes lock passage at Canal Park in Pittsford, located at Clover St. and Jefferson Rd.

We offer a variety of cruises open to the public and can customize your private event. We are pleased to provide our own beverage service and catering by various local restaurants.

Why choose the Colonial Belle?
• 2 to 3 hour Erie Canal cruises (14–16 mile tour)
• Historic Narration by our Captain
• Great food & fun entertainment
• Many Themed Cruises
• Coast Guard certified Captain and Crew

Please note: Day to day cruises CANNOT be booked online. Please call our office at (585) 223-9470 for reservations & the best up to date information.


From a happy cruiser...

Great cruise! We did the 3-hour lock tour starting at 2:30 and ending punctually at 5:30pm. We sat on the upper deck near the front of the boat. The captain was a young woman who was informative on the history of the Erie Canal, the towns that we passed through and the fascinating history of the Colonial Belle herself! She was also quite entertaining and funny!

The bathroom facilities were clean and accessible. The lower deck had a full bar and the staff was very accommodating with a frozen Pina Colada for me and an Oreo ice cream shake for my son. Snacks there too.

Overall, it was a very comfortable, pleasant and informative cruise. We had a gorgeous day of it. I would definitely do again and I highly recommend! I'm thinking of trying the murder/mystery or dinner cruise next time :)

5-star Yelp review by Ginny M.
Pittsford, NY

Office Hours
Gift shop & ticket office open:
Monday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tues–Sat: 10:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Colonial Belle Erie Canal Cruises